theravada buddhist beliefs in sri lanka

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Theravada Buddhist Beliefs in Sri Lanka : 

Theravada Buddhist Beliefs in Sri Lanka By Laura Alvarez

Sri Lanka : 

Sri Lanka National Religion: Theravada Buddhism introduced in 250 BCE "the Teaching of the Elders" or “the ancient teaching.”

Buddhism & Gods : 

Buddhism & Gods Idea  of one supreme Creator God is rejected or irrelevant to the teachings of Buddha “the enlightened one” who is respected above all.

Devas (Deities) : 

Devas (Deities) Different types of spiritual beings born in a plane higher than humans or who were people that became enlightened and thus superhuman Purpose: Protect the Buddha-sasana (Buddhist Religion) Help in time of great need

The 4 Guardian Deities of Buddhism in Sri Lanka : 

The 4 Guardian Deities of Buddhism in Sri Lanka Kataragama The most powerful deity able to grant the requests of worshippers (most prevalent in southern Sri Lanka)

The 4 Guardian Deities of Buddhism in Sri Lanka : 

The 4 Guardian Deities of Buddhism in Sri Lanka Vishnu Hindu God adopted into the Buddhist religion because he was entrusted with the protection of Sri Lanka by Buddha. Sumana or Saman presiding deity of the Sri Pada mountain in Sri Lanka

The 4 Guardian Deities of Buddhism in Sri Lanka : 

The 4 Guardian Deities of Buddhism in Sri Lanka Vibhishana The brother of prehistoric Kind Ravan of Sri Lanka Buddha worshipped above all not as a deity but an example of Enlightenment

Key Belief: To End Samsara : 

Key Belief: To End Samsara Samsāra The endless cycle of rebirth Goal: To attain enlightenment and achieve Nibbana (Nirvana), the “Deathless state”

The Four Noble Truths : 

The Four Noble Truths 1) Dukkah (the Nature of suffering): the suffering of birth, the suffering of aging, the suffering of illness, the suffering of death, the suffering of lamentation, the suffering of pain, Greif and not getting what we want

Four Noble Truths : 

Four Noble Truths Dukkah (the Nature of suffering): the suffering of birth, the suffering of aging, the suffering of illness, the suffering of death, the suffering of lamentation, the suffering of pain, Greif and not getting what we want Dukkha Samudaya (Suffering’s Origin)- cravings and attachment lead to renewed existence

The Four Noble Truths : 

The Four Noble Truths Dukkah (the Nature of suffering) Dukkha Samudaya (Suffering’s Origin) Dukkha Nirodha (Cessation of craving) Dukkha Nirodha Gamini Patipada Magga (the Noble Eight Fold Path to the cessation of suffering)

The Noble Eight Fold Path : 

The Noble Eight Fold Path Wisdom Ethical Conduct Concentration

Noble Eightfold Path : 

Noble Eightfold Path The Dharma Wheel used to represent the Eightfold path 1) Right View Sri Lanka

Noble Eightfold Path : 

Noble Eightfold Path Wisdom 1) Right View 2) Right Intention

Noble Eightfold Path : 

Noble Eightfold Path Wisdom Right View Right Intention Ethical Conduct Right Speech Right Action

The Noble Eightfold Path : 

The Noble Eightfold Path Wisdom Right View Right Intention Ethical Conduct Right Speech Right Action Right Livelihood

Noble Eightfold Path : 

Noble Eightfold Path Wisdom Right View Right Intention Ethical Conduct Right Speech Right Action Right Livelihood Concentration Right Effort Right Mindfulness Right Concentration

Sri Lanka Theravada Buddhism : 

Sri Lanka Theravada Buddhism

Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka : 

Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka

The End : 

The End Bibliography Collins, Steven. Selfless Persons: Imagery and Thought in Theravada bbbbb Buddhism. 1st ed. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University dPress, 1990 Francis, Richard, and Gananath Obeyesekere. Buddhism transformed: religious change in Sri Lanka. Princeton Univ Pr, 1988.  Kariyawasam, A.G.S, “Buddhist Ceremonies and Rituals of Sri Lanka.” Access to Insight, June ddddd7, 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/kariyawasam/wheel402.html. Phadnis, Urmila. Religion and politics in Sri Lanka. Manohar Book Service, 1976. Print. Southwold, Martin. Buddhism in life: the anthropological study of religion and the Sinhalese practice of Buddhism. Manchester Univ Pr, 1983. Print.

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